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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
xǐ | xi3
English translation
to wash
to bathe
to develop (photo)
to bathe, to rinse, to wash

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Number of strokes

9

Traditional form

Contains the radical

shuǐ

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

water

Etymology of

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

氵先

Semantic compound

shuǐ

Phonetic compound

xiān

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. shuǐ represents the meaning and xiān represents the sound.

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史密斯 Shǐ mì sī 先生 Xiānsheng Hòu , de ér biàn 一贫如洗 yī pín rú xǐ .

When Mr. Smith died, his wife and childern were left destitute.

zài de Shū 之前 zhī qián , qǐng xiān 洗手 xǐ shǒu .

Wash your hands before you handle my books, please.

喜欢 xǐhuan zhǒng 洗发香波 xiāng bō ?

What shampoo do you prefer?

wéi 避免 bìmiǎn 争执 zhēng zhí , lái zhì 钱币 qián bì 决定 juédìng shuí wǎn dié .

To prevent any argument, I'll toss you for who does the washing - up.

Bié lǎo xiǎng zhāo 衣服 yīfu .

Don't try to duck out of washing!

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
to wash
洗澡 xǐzǎo to bathe洗澡 xǐzǎo
洗手间 xǐshǒujiān toilet洗手間
清洗 qīng xǐ to wash清洗 qīng xǐ
洗衣 xǐ yī laundry洗衣 xǐ yī
洗净 xǐ jìng to wash clean洗淨
洗手 xǐ shǒu to wash one's hands洗手 xǐ shǒu
冲洗 chōng xǐ to rinse沖洗
洗衣机 xǐ yī jī washer洗衣機
洗礼 xǐ lǐ baptism (lit. or fig.)洗禮
洗脸 xǐ liǎn to wash your face洗臉
洗头 xǐ tóu to wash one's hair洗頭
洗钱 xǐ qián money laundering洗錢
洗涤 xǐ dí to rinse洗滌
干洗 gān xǐ to dry clean乾洗
洗浴 xǐ yù to bathe洗浴 xǐ yù
洗耳恭听 xǐ ěr gōng tīng we are all ears洗耳恭聽
洗劫 xǐ jié to loot洗劫 xǐ jié
洗衣店 xǐ yī diàn laundry (commercial establishment)洗衣店 xǐ yī diàn
擦洗 cā xǐ to swab擦洗 cā xǐ
洗碗 xǐ wǎn to wash the dishes洗碗 xǐ wǎn
洗刷 xǐ shuā wash洗刷 xǐ shuā
洗面 xǐ miàn facial cleansing洗面 xǐ miàn

Decomposition & Compounds

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Decomposition

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Compounds

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